Puu O Hulu

MODERATE 213 reviews

Puu O Hulu is a 1.9 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Waianae, Hawaii that offers scenic views and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
1.9 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
702 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dog friendly

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

views

bugs

rocky

scramble

This is one of the shortest hikes on Oahu. For many the drive out to this location will take longer than the hike up to the top of Puu O Hulu. Be prepared for a hot and dry climb to a set of bunkers with some of the best views of Nanakuli and Waianae. Puu O Hulu is a small ridge that is situated on the ocean side between Nanakuli and Ma'ili. It is clearly distinguishable from its double back that makes it look like a camel's hump with a water tank lodged in the middle. This split between the ocean side (kai) versus the inland side (uka) makes for an interesting hike albeit an very open exposed ridge hike. It can get narrow in certain spots with drop offs to the left and right; though nothing dangerous. There are a number of bunkers at the top with the most spectacular pillbox painted a hot pink(!) Take your time to enjoy the 360 degree views. On a clear day you can see all the way to Kaena Point in the west, Mount Kaala in the North and Kapolei/Campbell Industrial Park in the south.

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17 days ago

Challenging enough that you'll feel like you've gotten some good exercise when you're done, but not so difficult that the average person in decent shape can't do it. our 10 year old dog made it, but she was pretty tired. Great view and cool bunkers at the top!

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20 days ago

Get up early to beat the heat! We started our hike at 0730 and by the time we got up it was starting to get toasty. The views are so worth it! Make sure to follow the trail, we tried taking a path that looked like a short cut, and ended up climbing the cables straight up the mountain! If you keep on the cut path, it's a moderate uphill hike. Pill boxes were awesome, graffiti was dope. Would be a cool sunrise hike.

20 days ago

Hike was pretty easy. Most of it was shaded but still worked up a good sweat! Fun and easy hike to do and only took maybe an 1!

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29 days ago

Group of four adults and our Golden Retrieve. It was our dogs first hike, and he did great. Needed to bring more water for him. Hike was dry and trail was well defined. Multiple cool pillboxes with great views. There were a lot of flies and gnats at the top. We’ll definitely do this one again and bring our kids too.

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Not bad at all.

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